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Ag Ka Matam at Jigdevi Tamilnadu

Ag Ka Matam at Jigdevi Tamilnadu, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Nowha - Goonj Rahi Hai Ye Sada

Nowhaqan: Ali Zia Rizvi

goonj rahi hai ye sada ya hussain
tujhko layeeno ne sataya hussain
ya hussain, ya hussain

teen shabo roz ka pyasa hussain
dashte bala may tujhe maara hussain
ya hussain, ya hussain

bayyate fasiq ke talabgaar thay
zulmo sitam ke liye tayyar thay
kitne tere sar ke khareedar thay
tune magar sar na jhukaya hussain
ya hussain, ya hussain

bhej ke khat tujko bulaaya gaya
tera watan tujse chudaya gaya
khabr se nana ki hataya gaya
paykare tasleemo raza ya hussain
ya hussain, ya hussain

karbobala ghayr ke laaye tujhe
tere azeez akhroba saath thay
nehr se qaime bhi hataye gaye
uzr zara bhi na hua ya hussain
ya hussain, ya hussain

dasht may thodi si jagah mil gaye
aamade aada se zameen hil gaye
aur nazar jab sue saahil gaye
us pa layeeno ka tha pehra hussain
ya hussain, ya hussain

kya shabe aashoor ka hangaam tha
saara jahan larza barandaam tha
tujhko ibadat se faqad kaam tha
karta raha zi…

The Shias Of Mumbai

The Shias Of Mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. an intriguing race
living in mumbai
from every place
from lucknow
delhi kolkatta
hyderabad
chennai
migrants once
now mumbaikars
holding on to their
space ..congregating
for maulana athar sabs
majlis at moghul masjid
tears running down their
face or at kaisar bagh..
with alams in their hands
with dignity and grace
or at imamiya masjid
amin imamabada ..as
always .. imamwada
sabils kava hyderi
kutub khana ..thoughts
surface .. getting the
zanjir kama blades
sharpened ..mast
dhar lagana bambaiya
phrase .. the shias
of mumbai dressed
in black..ghame
hussain embrace
every land is karbala
every day is ashura
be it your birthplace
hussain al mini
wa ana minal hussain
i am from hussain
hussain is from me
words they tried
but could not erase
the shias persecuted
bombed killed
murdered plundered
by the yazidis ..
suicide bombers their
so called .. jihad
martyrdom misplaced

This Year I Did Not Shoot The Chhath Puja At Juhu Beach..

This Year I Did Not Shoot The Chhath Puja At Juhu Beach.., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I am a Shia Muslim in mourning for the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain Grandson of The Holy Prophet , who was ruthlessly murdered by the Terrorists of Yazid the Caliph Of Umayad Dynasty..We wear black clothes , in my case I only wear black clothes or tiger prints ,,,I stopped wearing vibrant colors since I became a Malang a semi Sufi Monk in my case.
We are very strict about our mourning and austere in our emotions that is now centered around Ghame Hussain and the Unforgettable Tragedy of Imam Hussain at Karbala.

Neither do I attend any Sufi Urus in the month of Moharam...or any Hindu feast...the Chhhath Puja I have documented passionately as a tribute to the Bihari Mumbaikars of our city , but this year I kept away from their celebrations ,,,

This picture was shot last year ,Chhath Puja 2012 that took place the next day after the sad demise of Shree Balalasaheb Thackeray..


About Chhath…